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Georgia EmpowerMEnt & GARYSE-ILP Webinar: Knowledge Is Power

Celebrating and promoting Academics, entrepreneurship within foster care.
Please join us as we take the time out to talk with our very own Eshontee Rowe of Soulful Serenades. Eshontee is an amazing young person who has experienced the foster care system and is currently taking advantage of the opportunities afforded by the Independant Living program.
Please join us and ask questions.
August 20th
5:30pm- 6:30pm
The GARYSE Chafee Program is excited to share the upcoming Peach State Tour information sessions designed to help students learn more about Georgia State University, Georgia Tech and University of Georgia. These are free events open to high school students and their caregivers. We urge you to pass this information along to staff, caregivers, and most importantly to our young people!
Please see the links below to pass along to our young people. They can use the links to learn more about the Peach State Tour and to register for upcoming sessions. The first sessions will be held Monday, August 19th!!! 
Are you interested in a career in Technology.
Join us on every Wednesday beginning August 14th - October 16th, from 4:00p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for an orientation, program overview and screening
at the MAAC Office located at:
225 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 900 Atlanta, GA 30303
Please RSVP @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Calling all Teens and dancers!! It's going down Saturday, August 17th at Revel Night Club for Footwerk. Hosted by Yobosco and Music by DJ Epic. And guess what? Fresh Empire is letting everybody in FREE! YOU HEARD THAT RIGHT FREEEEEE!! Plus, There ...

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The Georgia Crisis and Access Line

The Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) is a 24/7 behavioral health crisis call center operated by Behavioral Health Link through funding from the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. GCAL provides free and confidential behavioral health crisis intervention and access to behavioral health services. Anyone in Georgia can call GCAL for help for themselves or on behalf of someone else at 800-715-4225 or via the My GCAL app. Callers actively experiencing a crisis can speak with live clinicians trained in de-escalation. When needed, GCAL can dispatch mobile crisis response teams to provide de-escalation on-site. GCAL information specialists can also provide referrals for treatment in a caller’s area.

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) is the state agency that supports people with mental health needs, substance use disorders, and intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our vision is easy access to high-quality care that leads to a life of recovery and independence for the people we serve. Judy Fitzgerald has served as commissioner of DBHDD since 2016.